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On September 24, 2019, the Bastrop City Council adopted an updated Master Fee Schedule, including a schedule for library fines and fees. Effective January 1, 2020, library patrons living outside the City limits will be asked to pay $25 for an annual membership or $15 for a six-month membership to support Library operations. The fees will be assessed to accounts as they are renewed. City residents, who support the library through property tax, will still be eligible for a library card at no additional charge.
For a fee of approximately $2.08/month (less than a cup of coffee!), nonresident users will get access to a top-notch collection of more than 52,000 books, dvds, audiobooks, and more, including hot new releases and bestsellers. On average, Bastrop Public Library users check out $350 worth of materials every year. That’s a 1400% return on your $25 investment! And that’s just the materials you can find at the library itself. Our virtual library has more than 20,000 eBooks and downloadable audiobooks you can read or listen to on the go, as well as digital subscriptions to 25 magazines. A membership to the Bastrop Public Library is a good deal and a great investment, the dividends of which you will reap for a lifetime.
Other changes to the Library’s fee schedule include an increase to the Interlibrary Loan fee from $2.00 to $3.00 to cover the cost of shipping, which has gone up, and a decrease in meeting room fees for for-profit groups from $100/hour for the Pressley Meeting Room to $50/hour and from $50/hour for the Maynard Conference Room to $25/hour. In addition, the Library will no longer charge a $5.00 processing fee for lost or damaged materials.
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